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Critical Praise

"My Life as a Traitor is both shocking and inspiring: a graphic portrayal of the horrors that are unleashed when the idealism of youth challenges the dogmatism of zealots. Zarah Ghahramani has written a very human story of bravery and fear in the face of violence; her story is one of longing for beauty and freedom. Zarah's memoir of her time in Iran's infamous Evin Prison is unforgettable in its portrayal of brutality, but it sings with a young woman's love of life and liberty."

——Louise Brown, author of The Dancing Girls of Lahore: Selling Love and Saving Dreams in Pakistan's Pleasure District

"A compelling story . . . A must-read for anyone interested in understanding the complex nation that is Iran."

——Firoozeh Dumas, author of Funny in Farsi: A Memoir of Growing Up Iranian in America